April 20, 2016

The Chippendale Creative Precinct, in partnership with VIVID Ideas, invites you to join us for the finalist exhibition of the fourth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize.

Join us for our latest activation of Kensington Street, as its unconventional exhibition spaces are taken over by creative practitioners from across Australia.

Artists and creatives alike will be showcasing their innovative works throughout the industrial architecture of The Old Rum Store, the Kensington Contemporary galleries, and Kensington Street’s charming Federation terraces.

This year’s judging panel includes; Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW; Dr Stanley Quek, the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd, and the prizes benefactor; Pat Corrigan, the renowned Australian art collector and arts philanthropist; and Janet Laurence, internationally celebrated Australian artist.

Our expert judges will choose the lucky winner who will receive a three-month residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle on Mount Subasio in Assisi, Italy, worth $10,000. This continues the Chippendale New World Art Prize’s venture further into the Mediterranean, after previous winners travelled to host countries Greece and Spain and prior to that Beijing, China. The winner will have an opportunity to experience a different culture, learn from international artists while practising their craft, and ultimately exhibit works in their host country.

On the opening night the winner will be announced, along with the runners up, and the all-important People’s Choice Award.

Each year the prize takes on a new theme. This year’s theme is ‘spirit’, which invigorates the creative communities and spaces we thrive in. In Sydney’s downtown, Chippendale glows through the smoke and fog to illuminate a new age, and it is this spirit of both people and place burning brightly together we will see in the 2016 creations.

With works in all mediums this year, expect to see a diverse series of entries including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, animation, film, interactive media, light, sound, and the inclusion of new technologies.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 2 June to the Sunday 26 June, 2016.